FC Dallas Considering Developing Land Next To Toyota Stadium
FC Dallas is looking at developing land next to Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The Dallas suburb is seeing significant real estate growth, and FC Dallas President Dan Hunt said, "We own probably around 30 acres of land." That is part of the 145-acre site where the stadium was developed. Hunt said an initial focus for the land would be establishing a residential academy for young soccer players. FC Dallas signed a player development deal with Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in February. Hunt said FC Dallas is still in the early stages of looking at other potential commercial development options but noted there have been new hotels, offices and a farmers market/restaurant complex that have been built or are under construction near Toyota Stadium. That includes the World Cup Centre, a 31.5-acre new development next to the stadium and the 242-acre Frisco Station mixed-use project. FC Dallas and the Hunt family are not part of the World Cup project. Hunt said his father, Lamar Hunt, talked to him about Frisco’s growth shortly before his death in '06.